The BX Project

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The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:56 am

During lockdown 1.0, I revived the BX Project and started blogging about all things cars again, may be of interest to some of the passers-by. I'll update this thread as I add specifically BX content. You can find the Blog here;
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https://bxproject.co.uk

You can also find the BXProject on Facebook here; https://www.facebook.com/BXProjectFB

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:57 am

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I'm not a big car detailing (or even washing) fan, but when the filth builds up, I use Autobrite Purple Rain wheel cleaner. Rear more here;
https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/bx-purple- ... l-cleaner/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:57 pm

A New Restoration Project

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Ready for the next Automotive Adventure, an opportunity came about I couldn't resist. Now I have a new Citroën BX 16Valve restoration project. It's a little on the crusty side, but given the cars near-death history, its in perfect shape for returning to the road.

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You can read the first instalment of the story here;

https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... n-project/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Gary C » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:07 pm

Hope it all goes well.

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:35 pm

CITROËN BX – THE HISTORY OF G553 XPO

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Having recently bought a new Citroën BX 16Valve project, I've had a look back over its 31year history. XPO certainly has a story to tell.

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:55 pm

Citroën BX – The Mi16 Engine Removal
Perhaps not a conventional start, my first task on this restoration is the removal of the engine so I can work on it in the warm garage.

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Continue reading the article over on BX Project

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:53 pm

Citroën BX - Cleaning the engine and gearbox

I don't think I've ever ever seen such filth under the hood of a car. It's time for some cleaning of the engine and gearbox, before tearing it down.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... d-gearbox/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:48 pm

Citroën BX – Cylinder Head Leak Testing

The running engine has arrived up with ~25 BHP missing. Can I find the missing ponies with some cylinder head leak testing alone?

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... k-testing/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Dave » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:46 am

Following this on the project, it gets more and more interesting the deeper you delve into that engine.
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:54 am

CITROËN BX – CYLINDER HEAD OVERHAUL

Can I find the reason for the leaking pressure previously found? Can the leak be fixed with a cylinder head overhaul?

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... -overhaul/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:51 am

Citroën BX - Bottom End Teardown

Having found a leaking piston ring, it was time to go all-in on this XU9J4 engine and teardown the bottom end. What disasters await?

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen_bx ... _teardown/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:14 pm

Citroën BX - Refurbishing The Cylinder Head Parts
Having previously overhauled the cylinder head, it was time to prepare the rest of the parts and maybe start putting some of the engine back together.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ead-parts/

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:45 pm

Nice to see detailed pictures of the 16v engine, I think the best I have seen.
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: The BX Project

Post by Vanny » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 am

Citroën BX - Building the Cylinder Head

With all the cylinder head parts cleaned and camshafts polished, I could begin the therapeutic process of building the cylinder head.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... nder-head/

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